Book of the Month
January 2017

Full Moon by Michael Light

The book Full Moon was first published in 1999 and is a selection of beautiful and compelling photographs taken from the Apollo Moon missions.  In total there were some 32 000 pictures.  Of these, NASA released 900 master negatives and Hasselblad 70mm transparencies, and from these author Michael Light composed his book.  Many aspects of the missions are revealed in the photos, but perhaps the most stunning are the sharp landscape shots from the surface of the Moon, including five gatefold panoramas.  Some of the photos are black-and-white, and many are mostly black-and-white until you note a splash of colour provided by a piece of hardware or an astronaut’s spacesuit.  A separate section of the book divulges comprehensive facts on all the Gemini and Apollo missions.

Check out this book and hundreds of other books, at The Lamplighter Memorial Library, just off the entrance to the star theater.

Mark Zalcik